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#13926681 - 06/25/19 A Browning BLR 81 .308 ?  
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What do you guys think about this in .308? Used with some stock marks in the thick finish, metal good. What is it worth? The glassy looking finish would disappear no matter what. Thinking about a JES rebore to 358 Winchester. I will now have three guns to be rebored. All to .358 Winchester! What would a good price be with the damaged finish? Thanks and God Bless. Rusty


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#13927234 - 06/25/19 Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper]  
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A buddy of mine has that very rifle and it is a great gun just the way it is. It is a lever gun that is nearly as accurate (for hunting) as a bolt gun. It will shoot a cloverleaf at 100 yards if you let the barrel cool down. I have always wanted one since I shot his, but I never found one I could afford, so I just stuck with my bolt guns, Savage 99 and Marlin lever guns. He sights his in to a dead cold barrel just like a first shot at a deer would be and shoots Federal blue box 150 grain loads.. To tell the truth I have had bolt actions that aren't as accurate as his BLR. If the barrel is in good shape give it a cleaning and take it to the range and shoot it first....you might fall in love!. That is a sweet combo....the only better one night be the same rifle in a 7mm-08.

#13927550 - 06/25/19 Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper]  
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See them come up on ARMSLIST, occassionally. $800-$1000.

I have been jonesing one. Would love to get a .243 and rebore to .260.
A .308 or .30-06, I would leave as is.

#13931793 - 06/27/19 Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper]  
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I won't have $800 in it after the rebore. I might go crazy and have it converted to a takedown. God Bless. Rusty


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#13941384 - 07/01/19 Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper]  
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Good rifle. You might pick up an extra mag or two. Sounds like you got that at a bargain. The stock can be refinished. I would suggest not messing with the action at all unless you know what you are doing. The timing is complicated I have been told.


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#13942397 - 07/01/19 Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: g5m]  
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Originally Posted by g5m
Good rifle. You might pick up an extra mag or two. Sounds like you got that at a bargain. The stock can be refinished. I would suggest not messing with the action at all unless you know what you are doing. The timing is complicated I have been told.



Ditto on the second mag. I have nightmares about accidental loss turning my .284W BLR into an awkward single shot, and .284 mags are hard to come by.


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#13943479 - 07/02/19 Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Borchardt]  
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Originally Posted by Borchardt
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Good rifle. You might pick up an extra mag or two. Sounds like you got that at a bargain. The stock can be refinished. I would suggest not messing with the action at all unless you know what you are doing. The timing is complicated I have been told.



Ditto on the second mag. I have nightmares about accidental loss turning my .284W BLR into an awkward single shot, and .284 mags are hard to come by.


As the 284 W and the 308 round are the same length would a .308 mag or other mags for the BLR based on the rounds based on the 308 cartridge work for you?

#13944527 - 07/02/19 Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper]  
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just buy a new BLR rifle it will cost you about the same as mess`in that rifle up. i just purchased a new BLR S.S. 30-06 takedown for less than $1200.00 . they only BLR Browning I wish Browning would build is a BLR S.S. 338 Win. mag. now that would be one heck of a bear rifle !

#13947141 - 07/03/19 Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Mynameis]  
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Originally Posted by Mynameis
Originally Posted by Borchardt
Originally Posted by g5m
Good rifle. You might pick up an extra mag or two. Sounds like you got that at a bargain. The stock can be refinished. I would suggest not messing with the action at all unless you know what you are doing. The timing is complicated I have been told.



Ditto on the second mag. I have nightmares about accidental loss turning my .284W BLR into an awkward single shot, and .284 mags are hard to come by.


As the 284 W and the 308 round are the same length would a .308 mag or other mags for the BLR based on the rounds based on the 308 cartridge work for you?


I am going to try one, but the .284 is fatter than .308, it is not based on the .308 case.


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#13948069 - 07/04/19 Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Borchardt]  
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Originally Posted by Borchardt
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Originally Posted by g5m
Good rifle. You might pick up an extra mag or two. Sounds like you got that at a bargain. The stock can be refinished. I would suggest not messing with the action at all unless you know what you are doing. The timing is complicated I have been told.



Ditto on the second mag. I have nightmares about accidental loss turning my .284W BLR into an awkward single shot, and .284 mags are hard to come by.


As the 284 W and the 308 round are the same length would a .308 mag or other mags for the BLR based on the rounds based on the 308 cartridge work for you?


I am going to try one, but the .284 is fatter than .308, it is not based on the .308 case.


I did a little research and this is what I found. Hope this helps you.
I suspect that the follower will have to be changed as the case has a larger diameter .

https://www.gunclips.net/brblr81308gu.html

https://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgwi/prod/b3475161

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#13966964 - 07/11/19 Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper]  
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Fantastic rifle... I have two and both shoot well.


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#13968255 - 07/12/19 Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper]  
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I have the older non-'81 version. Don't know if they use the same magazines, but I believe all of mine say. 243, .308 and. 358 on them.


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